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Climate Justice Alliance is challenging the extractive economy that is harming people and ecosystems

In these new times of political uncertainty, grassroots communities continue to lead the way forward.

About the Alliance

We envision a world in which fairness, equity and ecological rootedness are core values

Climate Justice Alliance members have won significant victories against polluting and extractive industries. We are building local alternatives that center traditional ecological and cultural knowledge and create a pathway for a regenerative future.

Our Power Campaign

As frontline communities, we pilot solutions and organize collectively to shut down the extractive economy

Climate Justice Alliance is amplifying the leadership of the original Our Power Communities while expanding to 70 communities in seven regions that are home to key grassroots groups. These groups organize to end the era of extreme energy and implement a Just Transition that promotes local control of resources (including energy, land, water, and food systems).


Together, we are advancing bold, grounded and interlinked strategies across the country

Six meta-strategies undergird the Climate Justice Alliance projected vision through 2020, and will continue to influence the trajectory of alliance work.

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Just Transition

Just Transition is our
main organizing framework

The Just Transition framework is a vision-led, unifying and place-based set of principles, processes and practices that build economic and political power to shift from an extractive economy to a regenerative economy.

Grassroots and Movement Building Organizations

Climate Justice Alliance membership is rooted in a shared landscape analysis, priorities and overall vision. Our alliance includes base-building frontline organizations (BFOs), Alliances, Networks, and Movement Support Organizations.

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Recent News

Frontline Leaders Decry Lack of Progress for Real Climate Justice at COP27, Call for Further Action to Protect Millions of Lives

Contact: Olivia Burlingame, 301-613-4767, olivia@climatejusticealliance.org Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt - As the UNFCCC 27th Conference of the Parties came to its conclusion with the adoption of the Sharm El-Sheikh Implementation Plan, climate-impacted peoples recognized...

Environmental Justice Groups and Allied Organizations Urge the White House to Revisit Its Support of Current Permitting Reform Efforts to Ensure Equity

More than 100 environmental justice groups and allied organizations voice concerns Nov. 14, 2022 – Today, more than 70 environmental justice groups and 60 allied organizations demonstrate their commitment to ensuring that equity and justice are central to national...

COP27 Frontline Delegates Release Statement Against US “Energy Transition Accelerator” Carbon Credit Program

Contact: olivia@climatejusticealliance.org Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt — Today, United States Special Climate Envoy John Kerry announced the launch of a new U.S. carbon trading scheme, the "Energy Transition Accelerator" which is nothing more than another attempt to...

“Having an alliance of US frontline communities to strategically confront the existing tyranny of our country and present real solutions is needed right now.”

– Tom Goldtooth, Indigenous Environmental Network

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